Home Teams Sweep Saturday #SummitWBB Action (Jan. 20 Recaps)

North Dakota State's Sarah Jacobson
North Dakota State's Sarah Jacobson

Notes:
-- Fort Wayne's Kierstyn Repp scored a career-high 23 points in the loss at North Dakota State. Her seven three-pointers are the most by a Mastodon player since Haley Seibert on Jan. 30, 2014.
-- South Dakota State head coach Aaron Johnston became the league's all-time leader in overall victories (261) and league wins (144).
-- Oral Roberts shot 53.6 percent from the field and 63.6 percent from long range en route to a win over Denver.


South Dakota 70, Omaha 46 | UNO Recap // USD Recap 
VERMILLION, S.D. (goyotes.com) -- South Dakota junior guard Allison Arens scored 18 points to pace the Coyotes in a 70-46 victory over Omaha at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.
 
South Dakota (15-5, 6-0 Summit) rallied off its ninth-straight victory over Omaha (8-10, 0-6). The battle of the undefeated Summit League teams takes place Thursday in Brookings as the Coyotes face off against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (16-4, 5-0).
 
Arens led four Coyotes in double figures on 7-of-11 shooting from the field. She also grabbed eight rebounds and had three steals in the game.

North Dakota State 72, Fort Wayne 56 | FW Recap // NDSU Recap 
FARGO, N.D. (gobison.com) -- The North Dakota State University women's basketball team never trailed in a 72-56 victory over the Fort Wayne Mastodons on Alumni Day Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, inside the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.

Sarah Jacobson led NDSU (8-11, 1-4 Summit League) in scoring with 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting and dished out a game-high four assists, while Reilly Jacobson tallied 16 points on 7-for-12 shooting.

Autumn Ogden, who made her first career start in the contest, and Macey Kvilvang each pulled down seven rebounds to pace the Bison on the glass.

South Dakota State 84, Western Illinois 48 | WIU Recap // SDSU Recap 
BROOKINGS, S.D. (gojacks.com) -- South Dakota State women's basketball coach Aaron Johnston set The Summit League records for wins as the Jackrabbits recorded an 84-48 win over Western Illinois Saturday afternoon in front of 2,129 fans at Frost Arena.
 
The win gives Johnston 144 victories in Summit League play and 261 overall wins since the Jackrabbits entered The Summit League in 2007-08. Oral Roberts' Jerry Finkbeiner was the previous record-holder.
 
Junior Macy Miller tied her career high with 31 points to lead South Dakota State, now 16-4 overall and 5-0 in league play. Freshman Tylee Irwin tied her career high with 14 points while junior Madison Guebert added 10 points. Miller added eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and tied a personal best with two blocked shots.

Oral Roberts 90, Denver 60 | DU Recap // ORU Recap
TULSA, Okla. (oruathletics.com) -- Faith Ihim scores 22 points in the Oral Roberts women's basketball teams, 90-60, win over the Denver Pioneers Saturday afternoon at the Mabee Center.

Maya Mayberry opened the game for the Golden Eagles with a three-point bucket in the opening possession. ORU went on a quick 7-0 burst in the opening quarter to take a nine point lead. Denver cut ORU's lead to five as the Golden Eagles led at the end of the first quarter, 27-22. Freshmen Keni Jo Lippe and Maya Mayberry led the Golden Eagles in the first with eight points each. As a whole, ORU shot 64.3 percent from the field.


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